Powder Free Nitrile
Jay's Big Rolls offers Safety Zone nitrile gloves in powder free and powdered at various thicknesses that meet FFDCA requirements for food contact. Nitrile gloves offer greater chemical resistance over standard latex gloves.
Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic material but are stretchy and durable. Nitrile gloves are more durable and resistant to punctures and chemicals. Overall, nitrile gloves may be the more versatile option. Nitrile gloves offer a higher degree of protection against viruses, on top of the chemical protection they provide compared to other latex-free gloves.
Powdered vs Powder Free
Powder-free gloves can be more expensive due to the process that needs to be done to remove the powder coating from the glove. However, gloves that are powder-free reduce the cause of allergies by lowering protein and chemical content. In addition, powder-free gloves are ‘cleaner’ to use than powdered gloves, since they don’t leave any residue on clothing or other surfaces.
Powdered gloves are usually lubricated with cornstarch, which makes them much easier to put on. Cornstarch coatings have replaced other powdering options such as lycopodium powder and talc because these other coating types have been found to irritate tissue. Nevertheless, even cornstarch can impede healing when coming into contact with tissues, so powder-free gloves are often preferred for surgeries and other sensitive procedures.